Press Release Monday_ April 25_ 2005 New Gold Anomalies Identified

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					Press Release
Monday, April 25, 2005
New Gold Anomalies Identified From Soil Geochemistry Results
On First of Five Regional Districts At Dachang
April 25, 2005, Toronto, ON: Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. (TSX-V - ICI) (“Inter-Citic” or “The
Company”) is pleased to announce the first in a series of announcements regarding soil geochemistry
results for its Dachang Gold Project in the Province of Qinghai, China. This press release provides
results from the North River District, which is approximately 17.5 km2 in size, and is one of six districts
within Inter-Citic’s 391 km2 Dachang Gold Project. A total of 4,318 soil samples were taken at North
River and have now been analyzed. Maps of the Dachang property and the North River District are
available on the Company’s website: Subsequent press releases will report on
findings for the other regional districts in the coming weeks as the results are received and plotted.

Soil geochemistry has been a valuable exploration tool at Dachang because of the near-surface nature of
the mineralization in the Dachang Project area. This method led to the discovery of the NI 43-101
inferred gold resource at Dachang East, which consists of 5.7 million tonnes grading 7.0 gpt Au
(approximately 1.3 million oz) as described in the Company’s Press Release of December 3, 2003. An
independent technical report in accordance with NI 43-101 was prepared for the Dachang Project in the
fall of 2003 by D. George Cargill, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Analysis of the 4,318 soil samples from North River yields the following observations:

   •   The results of the soil geochemical survey have identified three large and distinct gold soil
       anomalies within the North River District, namely: North River 1, 2 and 3 (“NR-1”, “NR-2” and
   •   The most prominent gold soil anomaly – NR-1– was found on the western half of the grid. This
       target is approximately 2,300m long and between 120m to 220m wide. This anomaly is the
       strongest Au soil anomaly yet detected on the Dachang project. No trenching or drill testing of
       this target has taken place to date.
   •   The second major anomaly – NR-2 – is located 3km southeast of NR-1. Gold soil anomaly NR-2
       is approximately 1000 meters long and between 20m to 180m wide. Drill holes CJV-11and CJV-
       15, drilled before soil geochemical results were available to the Company, were both collared
       within gold geochemical anomaly NR-2. The drill hole results were previously reported in the
       Company’s press release of February 11, 2005.

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   •   A third prominent gold soil anomaly – NR-3– was detected one and one half kilometers east of
       NR-2, and can be traced for approximately 1300 meters in length over widths of 40 to 120
       meters. As with NR-2, this anomaly has yet to be tested.

   •   North River also contains many second order gold soil anomalies which are typically 20 to 60
       meters in width and can be traced for strike lengths of 400 to 1500 metres, One such anomaly
       tested in reconnaissance trench TC-004 returned 5.6 gpt Au over 6.0m, and was reported in the
       Company’s press release of February 11, 2005.

   •   Gold soil anomalies in the area follow the sedimentary stratigraphy, which further reinforces the
       Company’s opinion that the gold mineralization in the overall Dachang District is stratabound in

Results from approximately 19,000 additional soil samples taken from four other districts are in the
process of being received, compiled, analyzed and interpreted and will be available in the coming
weeks, and will provide the basis for follow-up exploration in 2005.


As noted, the results of the soil geochemical survey have identified three large and distinct gold soil
anomalies within the North River District: NR-1, NR-2 and NR-3. Gold values in soils grade from 1 to
in excess of 300 ppb – the upper detection limit for this survey’s analysis method. Background levels for
the soils in this district range from 1 to 5 ppb with anomalous values typically grading greater than 50 to
100 ppb. All gold soil anomalies are distinctly linear and follow the stratigraphy of the host sediments.
Gold anomalies also typically show a highly variable enrichment in As and/or Sb. Within the North
River District separate non-gold bearing As and Sb soil anomalies have also been detected.

North River 1 (“NR-1”)

   The NR-1 anomaly is located in the western portion of the North River District. This Au soil
   anomaly is 120 to 220 meters in width and appears to be conformable to the host sediments along the
   anomaly’s 2,300 meter strike length. The anomaly is characterized by arsenic enrichment but unlike
   many of the anomalies in the camp has no related antimony concentration. Gold values in the
   anomaly often exceed 100 ppb and three sample sites returned Au in soils in excess of 300 ppb. This
   target forms one of the strongest and most consistent gold soil anomalies yet detected in the Dachang
   project area. No trenching or drill testing has taken place on this target to date. The anomaly is open
   along strike to the west and cannot be detected on its eastern extension due to overburden along the
   North River valley floor.

North River 2 (“NR-2”)

   The NR-2 anomaly was detected in the central portion of the North River District. This Au soil
   anomaly can be traced for 1,000 meters over widths of 20 to 180 meters, and has coincident As and
   Sb enrichment. Soil samples returned many gold values of greater than 100 ppb. Before soil results
   were available, this area was tested by reconnaissance trench TC-2 (12.43gpt Au over 3.0m) and the
   anomaly area was also subsequently tested by drill holes CJV-11 and CJV-15, previously reported in
   the Company’s press release of February 11, 2005.

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North River 3 (“NR-3”)

   The NR-3 anomaly is located in the southeastern portion of the North River District about 1,000
   meters east of and along strike from anomaly NR-2. NR-3 can be traced along strike for 1,300
   meters across widths of 20 to 120 meters, and like NR-2 this anomaly has coincident As and Sb
   enrichment. Gold in soil reached values greater than 100 ppb. No trenching or drill testing of this
   target has taken place to date.

Second Order Anomalies

The North River survey also detected numerous second order gold soil anomalies. Individual anomalies
show high gold enrichment similar to those found in NR-1, NR-2 and NR-3, and can typically be
followed along similar strike lengths, although Au enrichment was detected over narrower 20 to 60
meter widths. The As and Sb enrichment patterns for these second order anomalies are also comparable
to primary targets. Reconnaissance trenching in advance of these soil results had also shown that these
secondary targets might prove encouraging. Trench TC-4 returned gold values of 5.6 gpt over 6.0 meters
as previously reported in the Company’s press release of February 11, 2005.

Drilling Program

The Company has also received and reviewed final analysis of assays from the remaining 8
reconnaissance diamond drill holes (CJV-3, CJV-5 to 9, CJV-13 and 14) from its most recent
exploration program as described in the Company’s press release of February 11, 2005. These drill holes
were drilled approximately 3.5km southwest of the North River District on a separate geological target
in the Western Quarter. The holes intersected highly altered arsenopyrite rich sediments in the hanging
wall of a major thrust fault and did not detect any significant gold mineralization. No further work is
planned on this exploration target. Preliminary soil results from this area are still being compiled, but
initial results suggest this area, though highly altered, may be one of the district’s barren arsenopyrite-
rich structures.


The Company established an exploration grid over the North River regional anomaly. A total of 4,318
soil geochemical samples were collected every 20m on grid lines established at 200m intervals. Soil
samples were air dried on site and delivered to an independent arm’s length Chinese government
laboratory in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, the Research Center of Xi’an Institute of Geology and Mineral
Resources. Gold content in the soil was determined by analyzing 10g samples of minus 200 mesh,
adding 10ml 1:1 aqua regia, absorbing with active carbon, reducing to ashes, dissolving in another 5ml
1:1 aqua regia with gold detection by spectrophotometer.

In the case of diamond drill core, the drill core was manually split, typically in one metre intervals. One
half of the core was archived on site while the other half of the core secured and shipped to SGS Tianjin,
China, where it was tested using conventional fire assay with atomic absorption finish. Accuracy of the
results is tested through the systematic inclusion of control samples, standards, blanks and replicates.
Selected samples were sent to Lakefield Research, Lakefield, Ontario, for confirmation testing using fire
assay with atomic absorption finish.

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Toronto-based Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. is an exploration and development company with properties in
the People's Republic of China. The Company has strategic partnerships with several large financially
strong and established groups in China to facilitate investment in China for both Western and Chinese
partners. Inter-Citic is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ICI. Inter-Citic's website is

Maps and associated materials are available on Inter-Citic’s website at A map
illustrating the results described in this press release can be viewed on the company’s website at A map of the overall Dachang Project area can be
seen at:

Exploration at Dachang was conducted with the able assistance of the numerous professionals from
Qinghai Geological Survey Institute (“QGSI”), working in co-operation with Inter-Citic’s technical
team. David G. Wahl, P.Eng., P.Geo., Inter-Citic’s Vice President of Resource Development, and the
Qualified Person for the Project under the requirements of National Instrument 43-101, supervised all
aspects of the exploration program.


Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.
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Investors are encouraged to review “Risk Factors” associated with the Dachang project as outlined in the
Company's 2004 Financial Statements available on the SEDAR website at

The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements
address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under
the heading “Risk Factors” in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual
results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to
update any forward-looking statement.

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